The Muskoka fire season runs from April 1 to October 31 each year. The fire danger rating is verified daily and updated whenever the rating changes.

Checking the fire danger rating

Always check the current fire rating on this page or call 1-877-847-1577 before burning. Signage with the current rating is also posted around the municipality.

Moderate fire rating

The fire danger rating expresses a variety of factors that could increase the threat of an open fire, such as ease of ignition, wind speed, precipitation levels and difficulty of control. There are four levels: Low, Moderate, High, and Extreme.

Fire danger rating and allowable activities
Activity Low Moderate High Extreme
Campfires (not bonfires) Black checkmark Black checkmark Black checkmark Black letter X
Burning (with a permit) Black checkmark Black checkmark Black letter X Black letter X
Fireworks Black checkmark Black checkmark Black letter X Black letter X

Report a problem

By-law 2009-23 regulates open air burning in Georgian Bay. If you have a concern, please contact our Fire Department at 1-800-567-0187 x255. For after-hours non-emergencies, call 705-739-4220 x3025. Call 911 in an emergency.

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